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Medicaid Backlog Threatens Kansas Nursing Homes

 One Johnson County facility may shut down because of problems with the state’s Medicaid eligibility system. (Photo: Andy Marso)

A nursing home in Shawnee, Kansas may be forced to close amid financial pressures related to problems with Medicaid reimbursement that are threatening nursing homes across the state. The facility in Shawnee has been particularly hard hit. Heartland Health Monitor’s Andy Marso has more.

Heartland Health Monitor is a reporting collaboration focused on health issues and their impact in Kansas and Missouri. The partners — Kansas Public Radio, KCUR Public Radio, KCPT Public Television and KHI News Service — strive to bring listeners and readers timely, accurate and comprehensive coverage of health and health-related issues.  

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